About Michael

I am a portrait and nature photographer based in Franklin, TN, also serving Nashville, the greater Middle Tennessee area, and beyond. When I'm not out lost in the woods somewhere or living my alter-ego musician life, I work with children, expectant moms, dads, couples, and families to plan and capture unique and inspiring imagery that not only connects with the heart of who they are, their bond with life and each other, but also winds up capturing the hearts of those who follow. I use both natural light and studio lighting brought on location to help accomplish this magic, and a fine-tuned heart towards working with youth in particular, and their specific needs (like keeping shoot lengths flexible and fun to accommodate for children needing breaks and "silly time").

Don't be shy about reaching out to see how I might be able to serve you and your family! I'd love to help!  

Michael Wessner (photographer)

"These pictures are priceless to me! They are everything we dreamed of and so much more!"

—Shailey R.

"We can't say enough about our experience with Michael!"

—Michelle F.

On a more personal level...

  • I'm a night owl, though I love the idea of sunrises.
  • I spend way too much money on blueberries, but don't really care.
  • While I've played piano and guitar for years, if I could magically play any other instrument without practicing it'd most certainly be the cello! 
  • I definitely have a silly side, most often seen by my younger clients.
  • I sometimes start speaking in random accents (usually poorly) without warning. 
  • Often I'm prone to observe, to ponder, to wander, and wait (classic introvert in my default position).
  • I'm a believer to the core, yet am often the first to ask questions.
  • All that said, the question I probably ask most in life is "Would you like an Altoid?" I'm always packing...just don't take the white one. ;)

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